6 Tips for packing back-to-school lunches on a budget

It’s the start of a new school year, and that means new teachers, new friends, and new lunchtime struggles. While it’s easy to fill your kids’ lunchboxes with pre-packaged snacks, that doesn’t do much in the way of keeping their growing bodies healthy. Sending kids to school with healthy lunches each day doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. “School lunches may not seem significant in a child’s life, but when you add up that they are eating them five days per week, it’s quite a lot of their calorie consumption,” said Dr. Nimali Fernando, a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based pediatrician and founder of The Doctor Yum Project. “Teaching them healthy lunch habits from a young age will give them the tools to build lifelong healthy habits.” Many pediatricians are concerned that children simply do not get the amount of healthy foods they need to begin with. The Centers for Disease Control…

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Pinwheels

Here’s a fun way to use your roasted red pepper hummus. It’s a great after school snack for kids, or a great appetizer for game day. Serve it with your favorite ranch dressing or a healthier Greek yogurt version. The great part, you can include whatever veggies you have on hand, and it’s sure to still taste delicious. After all, hummus is good for making everything taste amazing. โ€‹Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Pinwheels Yields 36 rolls/ Serves 4 Ingredients 4 large tortilla wraps (I used spinach flavor) 8 tbsp roasted red pepper hummus 8 thin slices of your favorite cheese (I used colby jack) 8 oz. of turkey, thinly sliced 1 cup roasted red pepper slices 1/2 cup canned mushrooms Directions Lay out the tortillas and spreadย 2 tbsp hummus over each wrap. Divide the turkey into 4 and top each tortilla with meat and two slices of cheese. Divide vegetables…